Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN)
Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria (FRIN) was established as Federal Department of Forestry Research in 1954. The Institute’s Decree 35 of 1973 and other establishing Research Institute of 1977 changed the status of the Department to an institute being supervised by the Federal Ministry of Environment.
It has mandates to conduct research into all aspects of Forestry, Wildlife Management, Agroforestry and Forest Products Utilization. Furthermore, through its colleges it has the mandate to train technical and sub-technical personnel for the forestry services and other agro allied services in the country.
The mandates of the Institute cover the entire country being the only such organization in the country. To realize its mandates, FRIN has four large specialized research departments with each having various specialized sections, and three support staff departments; six outstations and four HND/OND awarding Colleges.
For more information, please visit: www.frin.gov.ng
National Park Service (NPS)
The National Park Service is an agency of the Federal that manages the Seven national parks, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. It functions is to preserve, enhance, protect and manage vegetation and wild animals in the National Parks; he seven National Parks which span across the various ecological zones of Nigeria (with the exception of the marine ecosystem) are some of the few remaining natural ecosystems capable of enhancing ecological processes and life support systems.
Each of them has its own unique attributes in terms of biophysical and anthropogenic resources to offer to visitors. They cover a total land area of approximately 20,156 sq. km, i.e. about three percent (3%) of the country total land area (i.e. 932,768 km2).
For more information, please visit: www.nigeriaparkservice.org
National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA)
The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) was established by the National Biosafety Management Agency Act 2015, to provide regulatory framework to adequately safe guard human health and the environment from potential adverse effects of modern biotechnology and genetically modified organisms, while harnessing the potentials of modern biotechnology and its derivatives, for the benefit of Nigerians.
The Act came into force in April 2015, with the appointment of a Director General and Chief Executive Officer. The UN international agreement known as Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety which Nigeria signed is an environment protocol and it requires members to domesticate the agreement through a law. The Biosafety Act is therefore to domesticate the Protocol and address our National Biosafety requirements.
For more information, please visit: www.nbma.gov.ng
National Agency For Great Green Wall
The Great Green Wall Programme is a Pan-African Initiative conceived to address land degradation and desertification, boost food security and support communities to adapt to climate change in the Sahel-Sahara region of Africa.
The Initiative is specifically tailored towards strengthening the resilience of the regions people and natural system with sound ecosystem management, sustainable development of land resources, and the protection of rural heritage and improvement of the living conditions of the local populations.
For more information, please visit: www.ggwnigeria.gov.ng
National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA)
Prior to the dumping of toxic waste in Koko village, in Delta State, in 1987, Nigeria was ill-equipped to manage serious environmental crisis, as there were no institutional arrangements or mechanisms for environmental protection and enforcement of environmental laws and regulations in the country.
Arising from the Koko toxic waste episode, the Federal Government promulgated the Harmful Waste Decree 42 of 1988, which facilitated the establishment of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (FEPA) through Decree 58 of 1988 and 59 (amended) of 1992.
FEPA was then charged with the overall responsibility for environmental management and protection. It is on record that by the establishment of FEPA, Nigeria became the first African country to establish a national institutional mechanism for environmental protection.
In the wisdom of the Government, FEPA and other relevant Departments in other Ministries were merged to form the Federal Ministry of Environment in 1999, but without an appropriate enabling law on enforcement issues. This situation created a vacuum in the effective enforcement of environmental laws, standards and regulations in the country.
To address this lapse, the Federal Government in line with section 20 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, established the National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency (NESREA), a parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Environment. By the NESREA establishment Act 2007, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency Act Cap F 10 LFN 2004 has been repealed.
The Bill for an Act establishing NESREA was passed by the National Assembly, signed into law and published in the Federal Republic of Nigeria Official Gazette No. 92. Vol. 94 of 31st July, 2007.
For more information, please visit: www.nesrea.gov.ng
National Oil Spill Detection & Response Agency (NOSDRA)
NOSDRA was established in 2006 as an institutional framework to co-ordinate the implementation of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan (NOSCP) for Nigeria in accordance with the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation (OPRC 90) to which Nigeria is a signatory.
For more information, please visit: www.nosdra.gov.ng
HONOURABLE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT, DR. MOHAMMAD MAHMOOD ABUBAKAR PAID A COURTESY VISIT TO HRH, AMB. AHMAD NUHU BAMALLI, EMIR OF ZAZZAU, AT THE ZAZZAU EMIRATE
On Saturday, 3rd April, 2021, the Honourable Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar paid a courtesy visit to HRH, Amb. Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, Emir of Zazzau, at the Zazzau Emirate in Zaria, Kaduna State
FLAGGING-OFF THE CONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF OGONILAND WATER PROJECTS BY THE MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT DR. MOHAMMAD MAHMOOD ABUBAKAR
The Minister of Environment Dr. Mohammad Mahmood Abubakar flaggs-off the construction and rehabilitation of Ogoniland Water Projects. The flag-off coincided with #WorldWaterDay. 22nd March, 2021